3775 Melissa & Doug Lacing Beads

R 349.00

You can count on the Melissa & Doug Lacing Beads set to make a bold statement! The dramatic beads feature a variety of shapes, bold colors, and two extra-long laces, making stringing beads extra special. The shapes are designed for little hands to grasp, and the laces are thin enough to allow the beads to slide easily. Twenty-seven hand-painted wooden beads feature the numbers one to ten as numerals, and as countable dots to add counting fun to this lacing activity. It lets kids practice counting, shape recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine-motor skills, and creative expression. The set allows adults and children to explore multiple playing activities together. Parents or grown-up kids can ask the child to sort the beads by color, identify each color for the child, and repeat the activity until the child can identify all the colors independently. Parents can also encourage beginning counting skills by asking the child to count the number of beads of each color with them and repeat the activity until the child has mastered counting one group of beads. The set is an exceptional gift for kids ages three and older for hands-on, screen-free play.

  • Wooden beads in familiar shapes for skill-building lacing activity
  • Includes 27 beads and 2 laces in a sturdy wooden divided tray for easy cleanup and storage
  • Beads feature numbers 1-10 both as numerals and as dots
  • Promotes counting, shape recognition, hand-eye coordination, and creativity
  • Makes a great gift for preschoolers, ages 3 to 6, for hands-on, screen-free play

 

Discover Countless Ways To Play:

  1. Ask the child how tall the beads can be stacked without their falling over. Count each bead as it is added to the stack.
  2. Point to a color on any bead and ask the child to identify it.
  3. Ask the child to place the number-cube beads in a row from one to ten. Then ask he child to turn the beads over and line them up pictorially from one to ten. Repeat the activity until the child can easily identify the numbers and numeric representations one through ten.
  4. Ask the child to hand you a cube with a specific number or numeric representation on it.
  5. Ask the child to string the beads in a specific order. Describe each bead by its color, shape or identifying marks.